We have little to no habitats for insects, birds and bats on our campus, nor do we have any place for outdoor learning. Our aim is to create as many habitats as possible on our suburban southeastern Los Angeles campus in our first steps towards eventually creating an urban garden/learning/research area.
Our project will require research, coordination and support from various community partners.
First, we are completing a Schoolyard Habitats audit (from https://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA/Become-an-Eco-School/Pathways/Schoolyard-Habitats/~/media/PDFs/Eco-schools/Audits/Fillable_2015_SYH_Audit.pdf) to identify needs and possible project options.
Second, we are mapping the green spaces on campus in order to identify good places to place habitats.
Third, we are looking for financial support to buy native drought tolerant plants, habitat construction materials and soils.
Fourth, we are constructing various insect, bird and bat habitats, planting butterfly friendly flowers on campus and placing them in the wisest areas.
Fifth, we are documenting activity over time.
Sixth, we are going over the data and determining future habitats or moving present habitats.
Lastly, we are reporting our progress to other students and the community.